eduardo dos santos
A court in the Southern African country issued the verdict on Monday, sentencing the group of activists to as many as eight years in jail for plotting a rebellion against the government during a book club meeting last June.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos has led Angola since 1979 — only one other African leader has been in power longer. But he has said before he would step down, and didn't.
The case has elicited international outcry from politicians and activists around the world against a government that appears determined to stifle dissent within the southern African nation.